Three years in a man-trap
by T S Arthur
It is nearly twenty years since the author of this volume gave to the public "Ten Nights in a Barroom" - a revelation of the evils of liquor-selling ... Show synopsis It is nearly twenty years since the author of this volume gave to the public "Ten Nights in a Barroom" - a revelation of the evils of liquor-selling so true to nature, so vivid in pictorial effect and so strong in its delineation of character and incident, that it took the people by surprise, and it has ever since held its own among the most popular books of the day, the demand for it being still unabated. In "Three Years in a Man-Trap" he grapples again with the monster Intemperance, but in a new field, and with enemies more thoroughly disciplined and organized. From a quiet country village with its "Sickle and Sheaf," he turns to a great city with its six or seven thousand saloons and taverns, and uncovers the deadly ulcer that is eating steadily down toward the vitals of the people. Timothy Shay Arthur was a popular 19th-century American author most famous for his temperance novel Ten Nights in a Bar-Room and What I Saw There. He was also the author of dozens of stories for Godey's Lady's Book. Arthur did much to articulate and disseminate the values, beliefs, and habits that defined respectable life in America. Arthur was one of the most popular and widely read author of his time.